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According to the late Colonel David Hackworth the street gang the greatest internal threat to the USA. The street gangs USA having that proper combination of money, organization, weapons, number to pose a significant danger to peace, order and stability. An internal home-grown threat. I might add the street gang USA in addition having a well-deserved reputation for ruthlessness demonstrably so.
The modern street gang in some instances [and not confined strictly Io the USA] now having morphed into what is referred to as Third Generation Gang [3G2].
"morph - - undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation."
"Third generation gangs (3G2) are one of the most frightening manifestations of globalization’s potential for 'collateral damage'. These groups go beyond exploiting the seams of state legitimacy and create under-governed spaces that they can then dominate. Existing at the intersection of insurgency and crime, 3G2 are empowered by the globalization’s networks and capable of carving out niche territories in which they stand in as an alternate government."
"INTERSECTION OF CRIMINALITY AND INSURGENCY!"
See an interesting slide show the issue and problem of 3G2 gang warfare discussed:
"3G2 - Third Generation Gangs"
Essential slides as defining the "generational" development and evolution of the street gang:
Third generation gangs [3G2] their concerns more of international reach with political goals and aspirations. Hardly gangs their activity limited to crass money-making concerns and protection of local turf from encroachment..
More to follow!